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English definition of “hunger strike”

hunger strike

noun [C or U] uk   us  
the act of refusing to eat in order to make a protest: The prisoners have gone on (a) hunger strike to protest about prison conditions.Activism and pressure groups
hunger striker
noun [C] uk   us  
Activism and pressure groups
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